Ubisoft has announced the upcoming expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, named Warlords of New York will be available starting 3rd of March on the Xbox One, PS4 Windows PC and UPLAY+ with Stadia coming in during late March.
The update also refreshes the purchase options for newcomers. While existing players can buy the expansion alone, newcomers that bought Standard or Ultimate Edition of the game will have the expansion included, and all players that owned the expansion before release will be granted an LV30 boost to jump into the expansion instantly. However, players can choose to activate it at their discretion.
The Division 2 Warlords of New York Expansion
The new expansion pits players against former Division Agent Aaron Keener which has gone rogue along with his team of Rogue Agents. However, in order to get to him, players must take out all of the Rogue Agents while traversing through the Lower Manhattan area with iconic areas such as Chinatown, Wall Street, and Two Bridges.
Game content-wise, existing Dark Zones will be rebalanced back to its former self for more PvP interaction. As the max Level will be increased to 40 this time, an infinite progression system will be introduced with SHD levels, 4 new skills, new weapons, and equipment for experiencing the grinding lifestyle yet again.
From the perspective of user experience, the UI has been overhauled so that stats such as roll range will be displayed for every single piece of equipment. God rolls will be returning as well, alongside overall better readability during recalibration.
Seasons, Leagues, Global Events – Gotta Play Them All
A 3-month-long themed endgame event called Seasons will be implemented which a new main target and his network will be introduced at a regular pace, and players are tasked to track them down. The 1st season begins one week after the release of The Division 2 Warlords of New York. Coupled with the Seasonal Manhunt, Seasons will offer new in-game activities. During each Season, players will grow their Season level to unlock various rewards by participating in the various seasonal activities or even simply playing the game. Players interested in collecting additional rewards can acquire a Season Pass.
Leagues are a series of challenges for players to unlock rewards based on their skills and mechanics to complete them. Global Events will be returning as well, a timed in-game event during which the game and all players will be rewarded by completing specific tasks with a global modifier or handicap in effect. Players grow their Season level by playing the games or participating in seasonal activities. Want more? A Season Pass is also available for purchase as well.
To play the latest expansion, players will need to clear Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt which serves as the prologue to Warlords of New York starting February 12 for Year 1 pass holders and February 19 globally. The prologue will feature 2 main missions, 2 classified assignments (Year 1 players only), a new specialization called “Firewall” with new rewards and weapons available for collection.